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Heidi Prather, DO

Professor, Orthopedic Surgery
Associate Professor, Neurology

Specialty Areas

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Musculoskeletal Injuries
Orthopedic Medicine - Performing Artists
Spine
Physiatry
Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Non-operative management of spine, sports and general musculoskeletal injuries, spine, pelvis and joint problems related to pregnancy, women's sports injuries, incontinence and pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, dance injuries, performing arts medicine

  • Location(s)
  • Education
  • Publication & Research
  • Videos

Location(s)

Location(s)

Center for Advanced Medicine
Neurosurgical Cervical Spine Institute and Spine Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: A
Floor: 12
Office Phone: (314) 514-3500
Fax: (314) 514-3555

Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedic Center

14532 S. Outer 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO 63017

Office Phone: (314) 514-3500
Fax: (314) 514-3555

Center for Advanced Medicine
Orthopedic Surgery Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110
Phone: 314-514-3500

Suite: B
Floor: 6
Office Phone: (314) 514-3500
Fax: (314) 514-3555

St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center

13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO 63017

Office Phone: (314) 514-3500

Education

Education

Residency: Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL 1995
Medical Degree: University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri 1991
B.A., Bio / Chem: Drury College, Springfield, Missouri 1987

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Isolated Axillary Nerve Injury in an Elite High School American Football Player: A Case Report.
Probst DT, Mackinnon SE, Prather H
Sports Health. 2019 Nov/Dec; 11(6)550-553. doi: 10.1177/1941738119868478.

PMID:
    31484001
    [PubMed - in process]
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Painful Myoclonus Triggered By Lateral Antebrachial Cutaneous Nerve Entrapment at Brachioradialis Muscle: A Case Report.
Aktas A, Prather H, Brogan D, Colorado D
Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2019 Jul 29; doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000001285.

PMID:
    31361616
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Sacroiliac Joint Pain: A Component of Posterior Pelvic Girdle Pain.
Prather H, Kennedy DJ
PM R. 2019 Aug; 11 Suppl 1S8-S10. doi: 10.1002/pmrj.12215.

PMID:
    31276319
    [PubMed - in process]
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A Narrative Review of Musculoskeletal Impairments Associated With Nonspecific Chronic Pelvic Pain.
Harris-Hayes M, Spitznagle T, Probst D, Foster SN, Prather H
PM R. 2019 Aug; 11 Suppl 1S73-S82. doi: 10.1002/pmrj.12209.

PMID:
    31233286
    [PubMed - in process]
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Building a Collaborative Model of Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction and Pelvic Girdle Pain to Understand the Diverse Perspectives of Experts.
Hodges PW, Cholewicki J, Popovich JM Jr, Lee AS, Aminpour P, Gray SA, Cibulka MT, Cusi M, Degenhardt BF, Fryer G, Gutke A, Kennedy DJ, Laslett M, Lee D, Mens J, Patel VV, Prather H, Sturesson B, Stuge B, Vleeming A
PM R. 2019 Aug; 11 Suppl 1S11-S23. doi: 10.1002/pmrj.12199.

PMID:
    31169360
    [PubMed - in process]
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Convergence and Divergence of Exercise-Based Approaches That Incorporate Motor Control for the Management of Low Back Pain.
Hides JA, Donelson R, Lee D, Prather H, Sahrmann SA, Hodges PW
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2019 Jun; 49(6)437-452. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2019.8451.

PMID:
    31092126
    [PubMed - in process]
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Links between the Hip and the Lumbar Spine (Hip Spine Syndrome) as they Relate to Clinical Decision Making for Patients with Lumbopelvic Pain.
Prather H, van Dillen L
PM R. 2019 Aug; 11 Suppl 1S64-S72. doi: 10.1002/pmrj.12187.

PMID:
    31074168
    [PubMed - in process]
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Hip Radiograph Findings in Patients Aged 40 Years and Under with Posterior Pelvic Pain.
Prather H, Decker G, Bonnette M, Simpson S, Hunt D, Sahrmann S, Cheng A, Nepple J
PM R. 2019 Aug; 11 Suppl 1S46-S53. doi: 10.1002/pmrj.12180.

PMID:
    31059595
    [PubMed - in process]
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Are Hip Physical Examination Findings Predictive of Future Lower Body Injury Rates in Elite Adolescent Female Soccer Athletes at Minimum 5-Year Follow-Up?
Cheng AL, Merlo JA, Hunt D, Yemm T, Brophy RH, Prather H
J Sport Rehabil. 2019 Apr 29; 1-26. doi: 10.1123/jsr.2018-0350.

PMID:
    31034343
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Sacral Pedicle Stress Fracture in an Adolescent Competitive Basketball and Track and Field Athlete with a Prior Femoral Physeal Injury: A Case Report.
Creighton A, Holtzman G, Ziegler C, Prather H
PM R. 2019 Jun; 11(6)657-660. doi: 10.1002/pmrj.12119.

PMID:
    30729714
    [PubMed - in process]
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PROMIS Physical and Emotional Health Scores Are Worse in Musculoskeletal Patients Presenting to Physiatrists than to Other Orthopedic Specialists.
Cheng AL, Calfee R, Colditz G, Prather H
PM R. 2019 Jun; 11(6)604-612. doi: 10.1002/pmrj.12068.

PMID:
    30609319
    [PubMed - in process]
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Ask the Authors.
Prather H, Pascual-Garrido C
PM R. 2018 Dec; 10(12)1359-1360. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2018.09.036.

PMID:
    30273673
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Anxiety in the orthopedic patient: using PROMIS to assess mental health.
Beleckas CM, Prather H, Guattery J, Wright M, Kelly M, Calfee RP
Qual Life Res. 2018 Sep; 27(9)2275-2282. doi: 10.1007/s11136-018-1867-7.

PMID:
    29740783
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Relative Prevalence of Anxiety and Depression in Patients With Upper Extremity Conditions.
Beleckas CM, Wright M, Prather H, Chamberlain A, Guattery J, Calfee RP
J Hand Surg Am. 2018 Jun; 43(6)571.e1-571.e8. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2017.12.006.

PMID:
    29395589
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Change in Function, Pain, and Quality of Life Following Structured Nonoperative Treatment in Patients With Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy: A Systematic Review.
Tetreault LA, Rhee J, Prather H, Kwon BK, Wilson JR, Martin AR, Andersson IB, Dembek AH, Pagarigan KT, Dettori JR, Fehlings MG
Global Spine J. 2017 Sep; 7(3 Suppl)42S-52S. doi: 10.1177/2192568217700397.

PMID:
    29164032
    [PubMed]
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Anxiety and Insomnia in Young and Middle-Aged Adult Hip Pain Patients With and Without Femoroacetabular Impingement and Developmental Hip Dysplasia.
Prather H, Creighton A, Sorenson C, Simpson S, Reese M, Hunt D, Rho M
PM R. 2018 May; 10(5)455-461. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2017.10.007.

PMID:
    29111466
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Traumatic brain injury in the prodromal period of Parkinson's disease: A large epidemiological study using medicare data.
Camacho-Soto A, Warden MN, Searles Nielsen S, Salter A, Brody DL, Prather H, Racette BA
Ann Neurol. 2017 Nov; 82(5)744-754. doi: 10.1002/ana.25074.

PMID:
    29024046
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Isotretinoin and Timing of Procedural Interventions: A Systematic Review With Consensus Recommendations.
Spring LK, Krakowski AC, Alam M, Bhatia A, Brauer J, Cohen J, Del Rosso JQ, Diaz L, Dover J, Eichenfield LF, Gurtner GC, Hanke CW, Jahnke MN, Kelly KM, Khetarpal S, Kinney MA, Levy ML, Leyden J, Longaker MT, Munavalli GS, Ozog DM, Prather H, Shumaker PR, Tanzi E, Torres A, Velez MW, Waldman AB, Yan AC, Zaenglein AL
JAMA Dermatol. 2017 Aug 1; 153(8)802-809. doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.2077.

PMID:
    28658462
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Association of Hip Radiograph Findings With Pain and Function in Patients Presenting With Low Back Pain.
Prather H, Cheng A, Steger-May K, Maheshwari V, VanDillen L
PM R. 2018 Jan; 10(1)11-18. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2017.06.003.

PMID:
    28629805
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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ASDS Guidelines Task Force: Consensus Recommendations Regarding the Safety of Lasers, Dermabrasion, Chemical Peels, Energy Devices, and Skin Surgery During and After Isotretinoin Use.
Waldman A, Bolotin D, Arndt KA, Dover JS, Geronemus RG, Chapas A, Iyengar S, Kilmer SL, Krakowski AC, Lawrence N, Prather HB, Rohrer TE, Schlosser BJ, Kim JYS, Shumaker PR, Spring LK, Alam M
Dermatol Surg. 2017 Oct; 43(10)1249-1262. doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000001166.

PMID:
    28498204
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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